International Trade Documentation and Publications

International Trade TrainingExport Import Courses

International Trade rules and procedures are complex, and one single mistake can cost thousands of pounds which could be avoided by a modest investment in training. Whilst most companies rely on their freight forwarders to make declarations on their behalf, it is still the responsibility of buyers and sellers to get it right. There is one example of a firm who had to pay back taxes and duties of over £200,000 because they did not know how to check the information that was being declared wrongly on their behalf. They promptly ensured their staff received the necessary training.

With our team of expert trainers, we run public courses from various locations in the South and in-house courses across the UK. All trainers we work with have first-hand experience of international operations, and are Institute of Export Qualified. Our head trainer has been a director and senior manager within the chemical manufacturing sector.

Import and Export Courses

The public course programme takes you from a very basic introductory overview for new staff and managers within export and import functions. It navigates the web of documents and regulations, shipping methods, costing and quotations, and of methods of payment. Specialist courses are available in Documentary Letters of Credit, International Shipping Terms (Incoterms) and Surviving Customs Audits.

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In-house/Bespoke Courses

  • Payment and Letters of Credit
  • Dangerous Goods
  • Freight Forwarding
  • Export and Import Procedures
  • Export Documentation
  • Customs Procedures
  • International Sales and Marketing
  • Introduction to Export & Import
  • Export & Import Documentation
  • Documentary Letters of Credit
  • Incoterms 2010
  • Customs Visits & Audits
  • Management of Agents & Distributors

Mike Strawson FIEx, AIBI

Mike has more than 40 years’ commercial experience in international trade as a practicing and training international trade professional. He is accredited by the Institute of Export and has received a Fellowship.

Sue Wright MIEx (Grad)

Sue is an established practioner in International trade with more than 25 years ‘hands on’ experience of shipping, training and support. She is a trainer and consultant who qualified to diploma level with the institute of Export in 2001.

Courses in the movement of dangerous goods include:

  • Air Certification
  • Air Revalidation
  • Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road & Sea
  • Carriage of Diagnostic & Infectious Substances by Air
  • Carriage of Lithium Batteries
  • Carriage of Radioactive Material by Air
  • Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser
  • Air Cargo Security Levels A- G
  • All fees are payable in advance of the course date. We send out joining instructions and invoices approximately one month before the course.
  • Cheques should be payable to Tate Freight Forms Ltd.
  • Tate Freight Forms Ltd reserves the right to postpone or cancel any course or seminar
  • Tate Freight Forms Ltd accepts no liability for any hotel or travel expenses if a course is cancelled due to unavailability of the course presenter arising from his/her sickness or other invalidity or the unavailability of the course venue for reasons beyond the reasonable control of Tate Freight Forms Ltd.
  • No refund will be made for cancellations received less than two weeks before the start of the course.
  • Our VAT registration number is GB 365 9332 28

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